How Do You Get a Hunting License in Alabama?


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Hunting licenses are available online from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or in person at one of the outlets listed on its website. Applicants must provide their social security number, driver's license, a proof of hunter education from an approved trainer and an annual fee.

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How Do You Get a Hunting License in Alabama?
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As of 2015, a small game license costs $17.15 and an all game license costs $25.75. Both types of license are valid until the 31st of August every year, but the small game license excludes the hunting of turkey and deer.

Hunters must remain under the constant supervision of a fully qualified hunter or must complete a hunter education course. Applicants can pursue the education component by attending a traditional course or by completing an Internet course. The traditional course is free of charge and requires a minimum of eight hours of instruction in addition to a written examination. A full list of traditional hunter education course times and locations is available on the Alabama DCNR website. Internet courses are available for a small fee through providers such as Beasafehunter, HUNTERcourse and Hunter-Ed.

Resident landowners with an Alabama driver's license or other proof of residency are permitted to hunt on their own land without a hunting license. This permission extends to the immediate family and tenants of the landowner. Other Alabama residents exempt from licensing include hunters under the age of 16 or over the age of 65.

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